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GW will provide updates to the community as decisions about university operations are made.

Campus Health Update: Indoor Mask Mandate, Test Center Hours, Positive Exposures

November 19, 2021
Campus health updates for November 19, 2021

Special Thanksgiving Break Operating Hours

November 17, 2021
Many administrative offices will be closed for in-person services or have modified operating hours from Wednesday, Nov. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 28.

Campus Health Update: Thanksgiving Test Center Hours and Holiday Guidance

November 15, 2021
Updates on the test center hours.

Update Regarding Vaccine Requirement Compliance for Spring 2022 Semester

November 04, 2021
All students who plan to take at least one on-campus, in-person class on any of GW’s campuses in Spring 2022 must comply with GW’s vaccine requirement before they are permitted to

COVID-19 Travel Reminders & New Non-U.S. Citizen Re-Entry Criteria

October 22, 2021
Guidance, policies and regulations have been updated in many areas regarding travel since the start of the fall semester.

Campus Health Update: Expanded VSTC Operations, Updated Travel Guidance

October 22, 2021
Updates on the VSTC test center's expanded operations and travel guidance

Campus Health Update: Booster Shots, Flu Vaccine, Testing

October 08, 2021
Guidance on booster shots, flu shots and testing.

Update on Additional Federal Government COVID-19 Relief Funding

October 07, 2021
The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) is a program authorized by the American Rescue Plan approved by Congress in spring 2021 that provides support to institutions

Health and Safety Guidance for Travel Over Upcoming Breaks

September 29, 2021
As you make travel plans, we encourage you to review guidance from the on how to protect yourself and others when you travel.

Expanded COVID-19 Testing Appointments; External Tests Accepted

September 24, 2021
In an effort to provide the GW community with more flexibility and options to meet the university’s COVID-19 testing requirements, we are offering new enhancements.

Free GW Flu Clinics Start Next Week

September 23, 2021
GW will offer free seasonal influenza vaccines to students, faculty and staff at Foggy Bottom and VSTC.

New Visitor Requirements

September 16, 2021
Beginning September 27, GW will require visitors to campus to follow new protocol.

Additional COVID-19 Guidance for Faculty Now that Classes are Underway

September 09, 2021
This memorandum provides faculty with some basic COVID-19 guidance.

Updated COVID-19 Protocol: Increased Testing Frequency and Post-Travel Testing

September 08, 2021
GW's Medical Advisory Group continually monitors and evaluates the latest data about COVID-19 transmission in our community, as well as local and national public health guidance.

COVID-19 Testing after Travel Outside of the DMV Region

September 03, 2021
If you are planning to travel outside of the District, Maryland or Virginia, please be aware of testing and quarantine requirements and recommendations.

Holiday Closures for GW COVID-19 Testing Centers

September 02, 2021
The GW COVID-19 testing centers at the Foggy Bottom Campus will be closed on Friday and Monday, Sept. 3 and 6.

Update on Facilities

August 28, 2021
As we welcome students, faculty, and staff to our campuses, I write to provide you with an important update on our continued efforts to ensure that all GW buildings are safe to occupy.

Returning to Campus in Light of the Delta Variant

August 19, 2021

GW public health experts provide guidance on the COVID-19 Delta variant as GW students, faculty and staff return to in-person learning and working.

Important Information about COVID-19 Testing: New Test Site; Updated Fall Hours

August 16, 2021
This message provides information on testing locations and hours, campus access and additional resources.

Student Move-in Begins Aug. 16 & Other Back-to-School Updates

August 13, 2021
Starting Monday, Aug. 16 our campus will get a lot busier as we start to welcome two cohorts of new undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

Important Update: New D.C. Travel Guidelines Will Impact Your Arrival to GW

August 12, 2021
D.C. Mayor Bowser announced new travel guidance for unvaccinated individuals traveling to the District from outside of D.C., Maryland and Virginia.  

Onward: GW’s Fall Operating Plan

August 06, 2021
As we approach fall semester, our campus operations continue to be guided by our commitment to the health and safety of the GW community. 

GW Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate

July 30, 2021

Effective Saturday, July 31, until further notice, GW is reinstating its indoor mask requirement in university-owned or -operated facilities.

Campus Access

July 23, 2021

This fall, most buildings on our campuses will be accessible only by GWorld card.

Health Protocols for Classrooms, Labs, and Office Spaces, and Accommodations for Students

July 21, 2021

The Provost’s Office is working with our operations staff to ensure a healthy return to campus in the fall.

Updates on Fall 2021 In-Person Instruction for Faculty

July 07, 2021

Courses will be in person, unless there is a programmatic need for an entire course section to be online.

Updates on Fall 2021 In-Person Instruction for Undergraduate Students

July 07, 2021

This fall, courses will be in person for undergraduates, and students will be expected to attend in person.

Updates on Fall 2021 Instruction for Graduate and Professional Students

July 07, 2021

Your school or college will send you more specific information about instructional policies.

Update on the Resource Allocation Committee (RAC)

July 02, 2021

The Resource Allocation Committee will sunset, effective immediately.

Important Update on Return to Campus Date

June 30, 2021

We expect all university offices will be open for in-person services by August 16.

Additional Vaccine Information for Students Arriving from Outside of the United States for Fall 2021

June 16, 2021

GW requires all students who will be in-person during the upcoming 2021-2022 academic year to be fully vaccinated.

Transitioning to On-Campus Fall

June 14, 2021

We are spending the summer preparing our campus and operations for a comprehensive, in-person living and learning fall experience for our students, faculty, and staff.

GW Faculty Vaccine Requirement

June 08, 2021

All GW faculty members are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Update on Campus Facilities, Health and Safety

June 07, 2021

Our residence halls, classrooms, libraries, offices and other spaces are safe and ready for our community members to occupy.

GW Staff Vaccine Requirement

June 02, 2021

All GW staff members are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.